Metro Police were conducting patrols for street racers near Vantage Way and Great Circle Way Saturday when they encountered approximately sixty vehicles in a private parking lot “drag racing and doing burnouts,” according to the officer. As the officer pulled into the lot, vehicles began to flee. Officer Cantrell pulled behind a 1986 Honda Prelude, driven by 18-year-old Junior Vega, and activated his emergency lights. The officer used his PA system to give commands to stop, however, the vehicle continued to flee. At one point, Vega stopped long enough for the officer to exit his vehicle and approach Vega’s car. Vega then quickly fled the scene, leaving the officer standing on the side of the road. Another officer was able to stop Vega some distance away, and he was taken into custody.
Junior Vega of Paragon Mills Rd in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on April 8th, charged with evading arrest in a motor vehicle. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $2,500, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave his pre-trial release from their facility.
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